NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS2016-2017VARSITY BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, GIRLS LACROSSE, GIRLS SPRING TRACK AND BOYS SPRING TRACK
ALL MADE THEIR RESPECTIVE POST SEASON TOURNAMENTS.___________________________________________________________________
On Tuesday May 23, Hicksville Middle School Teachers Anthony Tussie and Craig Stueber attended the Long Island Sports Impact Awards where they received a check for $1500.00. The grant was awarded to Hicksville Middle School on behalf of the W20 Foundation. Hicksville Middle School won second place for the second consecutive year as part of the 2016 Holiday Season Challenge. In the fall, Mr. Tussie and Mr. Stueber collaborated in a school wide fundraiser where more than $1000.00 was raised for the Association for Children with Down Syndrome. This joint effort was an opportunity for student athletes to build character and empathy through the promotion of community service and social responsibility.(photo) Legendary Hockey Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine presents the Grant to Hicksville Middle School Teachers Craig Stueber and Anthony Tussie
VARSITY LACROSSE TEAMS VISITS
WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY
& HICKSVILLE ALUM & WEST POINT GRADUATE
MAJOR MATTHEW LUYSTER
With the assistance from Major Matthew Luyster, a Hicksville class of 2001 Alumni, West Point Graduate and former Lacrosse player and Head Coach Tom Kinsella- the Varsity Boys Lacrosse program and parents visited the West Point Military Academy over the Spring Recess. Major Luyster is the Director of Lacrosse Operations at West Point and has been for the past two years. In June of 2017 Major Luyster is being transferred to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas to continue his Military Career. Major Luyster took the time to speak to the team and parents about his journey from Hicksville HS to West Point. He also discussed with the young men about setting goals for themselves and the team. He then proceeded to give a tour of West Point including the library, cadet dorms, mess hall and the historical grounds of West Point. Major Luyster took the time to answer questions from the team and parents. He also was also able to provide our team and coaches complimentary tickets to the Boston University vs. Army men's lacrosse game, which was won by Army 11-10! While upstate the Hicksville Lacrosse team played John O'Neill HS and came away with a 14-10 victory. This trip was truly an incredible team bonding and educational experience that could not have been accomplished without the efforts of Major Matthew Luyster a proud Hicksville Alum! Go Comets!
(L to R) Asst. Coaches Joe Leonard, Steve Brumber, Head Coach Tom Kinsella, Major Matthew Luyster,
JV Coaches Tom Cuomo and Matt Canty.
The Hicksville Varsity Lacrosse Team, coaches and Major Matthew Luyster
Hicksville Alumni -Major Matthew Luyster provided a tour
and history of the Facilities and Grounds of West Point Military Academy!
GO COMETS!______________________________________2017 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSVARSITY GIRLS BOWLING
_____________________________________Congratulations to the Hicksville StarletsThey received 1st place in their Kick routine at the March Scholastic Kickline Competition.The Starlets have worked hard all season to compete in this competition where teams all over New York state participated.The girls have a very long season and are dedicated group in which their hard work paid off!Congratulations, we are so proud!_________________________________________________________________________________________NYS QUALIFIER - SECTIONAL TEAM
NASSAU COUNTY ALL STAR- 3RD IN COUNTYCongratulations to Colleen Kingsepp on qualifying for the Nassau County All Star Team for the second year in a row.
She finished with the 3rd Highest Score and will be part of the 6 Member Team from Section VIII that will be Bowling
for the NYS Championship in Rochester, NY on Sunday March 5th
We wish her luck and Congratulations!!
Colleen Kingsepp pictured with Coach John BertuzziAlthough the girls are preparing for post season competition, the varsity gymnastics team took time out of practice to participate in "Cartwheel for a Cure" , a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The girls performed as many cartwheels as they could in three minutes. Quite a dizzying experience indeed, but knowing they were once again giving to those in need made it all worthwhile. The girls raised $315 for their 625 cartwheels.
GYMNASTICS-FUND RAISINGWhat made it even a more special event was knowing that the money raised was being donated in the names of the 4 and 6 year old daughters of one of our own Nassau County coaches who are unfortunately are fighting this genetic lung disorder.COLLEGE COMMITMENTS
FOR ATHLETICSBOYS BASKETBALL
Connor McPartland will be attending SUNY Brockport______________________________________________________________________________________________GIRLS SOCCEREmily Jonas will be attending Gardiner Webb University, NC
Dana Poetzsch will be attending Molloy College, NY____________________________________________________________________________________________BOYS SOCCER
Matthew Sloan will be attending American University, DC
Storm Strongin will be attending Hofstra University, NY
GIRLS LACROSSEKayla Telesky will be attending Manhattanville College, NY
Kerrin Heuser has Verbally Committed to Stony Brook University, NY
Angelina Scarpa will be attending Barton College, NC
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________HICKSVILLE GYMNASTICSFor the fourth consecutive year, the Hicksville girls' gymnastics team has "adopted" a child from the Lexibean Foundation. This is a nonprofit organization founded by parents whose children lost their battle with cancer.As "Lexies Elves", the girls buy the toys and items that are on the child's wish list to help the family's Christmas be a little brighter and make some small dreams come true. The girls support and generosity certainly help to make a difference for a family battling the emotional and financial strain of pediatric cancer!Congratulations girls on demonstrating the true spirit of Christmas._____________________________________!______________________________________
Under the direction of Head Coach Thomas Kinsella the Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team
donated and distributed toys to children at the Winthrop University Hospital Pediatric Cancer center.
This was a wonderful experience for all involved
_____________________________________________________________________1ST ANNUAL HICKSVILLE
COMETS WRESTLING INVITATIONALHicksville Hosted a Nine Team Invitational Tournament on December 10, 2016 - 8:00am- 5:00pm.
The Tournament was a tremendous success both on and off the mats.
This was a great local tournament that we hope to continue every year- this a wonderful opportunity to welcome back alumni!
Below are our young men who placed in the tournament.
Congratulations to the entire team and program!!
1st Place - Syed Shah - 170lbs.
4th Place - Naman Bashin - 113lb.
4th Place - Nicholas Scarpa - 120lb.
3rd Place - Tyler Krom Power - 220lb
4th Place - Harry Sohal - 132lb.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________VARSITY BOYS SOCCER AWARDSSTORM STRONGIN
(Pictured with Head Coach Scott Starkey)
2016 RALPH WHITNEY AWARD RECIPIENT
NASSAU COUNTY CLASSIFICATION PLAYER OF THE YEAR
(Pictured with Head Coach Scott Starkey)
RECIPIENT OF THE JIM STEEN AWARD
AWARDED TO THE TOP PLAYER IN NASSAU COUNTY
(MATTHEW HAS WON THIS AWARD FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR)
FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
ALL LONG ISLAND 1ST TEAM
_______________________________________________________________________________________________'4' PROGRAMS WIN CONFERENCE TITLESS2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSGIRLS VARSITY SOCCER2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSBOYS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSVARSITY BOYS SOCCER2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
VARSITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
COACH OF THE YEAR
VARSITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Katherine MaherVARSITY BOYS CROSS COUNTRYNYS QUALIFIER MEETVARSITY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
NYS QUALIFIER MEET2016 VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS3RD PLACE IN CONFERENCE____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________"Wall of Distinction for Athletic Achievement"The Hicksville "Wall of Distinction for Athletic Achievement" has been completed. This wall is located in the gymnasium lobby where everyone entering the building can view. The lobby also has new Perpetual Plaques honoring those student-athletes who have earned All American Honors in High School also in their Collegiate careers, as well as All State and All Long Island Plaques.The "all of Distinction" Contains plaques and descriptions of former students athletes who reached the Professional Level in sports. Please scroll down to view.We would also like to thank at the following organizations for their assistance and donations.-Hicksville American Soccer-St. Ignatius CYO-Holy Family CYO____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Senior Connor McPartland has once again been selected by the Nassau County Boys Basketball Coaches Association to play in the preseason Nassau County All Star Game. This is the second year in a row that Connor has been selected to receive this honor. He will compete with other Seniors in the Annual Nassau-Suffolk Senior All Star Game which will be played Sunday, November 5, 2016 at 3:30 at the TOB Center in Hicksville.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
EVENT AT MIDDLE SCHOOL
"WALK FOR A CAUSE: DOWN SYNDROME" - HEALTH DEPT.
This fall the Hicksville Middle School Health department conducted its 5th annual "Walk for a Cause." Event coordinator Anthony Tussie says "This was a tremendous opportunity to unite as a school community and to bring awareness and "do for" others." This years theme was Down Syndrome Awareness. Over $900.00 was raised for ACDS (Association for Children with Down Syndrome) located in Plainview.
Students in grades 6,7,8 walked the middle school track during health classes and Physical Education classes.
Here are what some eighth grade student participants had to say.
Scott Rothmann"The walk for Down Syndrome was a good thing to catch the attention of people driving and walking by. To see us, the students of HMS walking for a cause will hopefully put the idea of donating to a charity in their heads. If all schools do this, then many more people will contribute.
Alejandro Gonzalez"The walk brought our school together for a cause and it makes us feel like a community."
Nirpee Patel"The walk was amazing! I loved walking because I wanted to help raise awarenss and show that this school cares about Down Syndrome."
Ethan Bellomo"You know you are helping someone else which should make you feel good."
Ariya Bakhteri"I enjoyed the walk because I knew that I was doing a good thing by walking and spreading awareness. I felt good about myself knowing I was contributing to a cause.2015-2016 HICKSVILLE ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________